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#220652 - 12/10/14 06:50 PM Early Bird or Night Owl?
Anne Holmes Administrator Offline
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Registered: 03/12/10
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Are you an early bird or a night owl? I've always been more of the night owl type. Not that I always want to "party til dawn," but that I seem to take hours to get myself to bed -- and I don't want to get up when the alarm goes off.

The hours that it takes me to get to bed begin with my drinking a nice tall mug of decaf Earl Grey tea before I even head into the bedroom.

The next ting on my agenda is a wonderfully relaxing nighttime bath, which is so important to my health: The warm waters calm my leg muscles and seem to inhibit any problems with restless legs, while the aromatherapy in the water helps me relax and sleep better. (Plus I love to read in the tub -- and I've only ever accidentally dropped about 2 books into the water!)

Once I'm out of the tub, I spend time lotioning up my dry skin -- to make up for any drying effects of the hot water.

Anyway, I just read an interesting article about early birds vs. night owls, and since I'm such a fanatic about the benefits of a good night's sleep, I wanted to share it with you.

What do you do like to do to help you get to sleep?
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#220653 - 12/11/14 03:02 PM Re: Early Bird or Night Owl? [Re: Anne Holmes]
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I don't think I'm either any more. When I was young and single, I got very little sleep. Having kids changed that. Now I have no trouble falling asleep. I had a hard time getting up in the dark when I had to go to work. But now I have no schedules to keep and find it much easier to go to sleep and wake up.
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#220656 - 12/12/14 10:53 PM Re: Early Bird or Night Owl? [Re: yonuh]
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Registered: 02/17/05
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Loc: New York State
When young, I was a night owl. Now that I'm not so young anymore, I'm an early bird. Early to bed; early to rise...
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#220657 - 12/13/14 01:58 AM Re: Early Bird or Night Owl? [Re: jabber]
Di Offline
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Registered: 11/15/05
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Loc: NM, transplant from NJ
Either/or for me.

We have to get up at 5 am on Wed/Sat for market. I use an alarm....but other days I'm up early in the soap shop and oftentimes up late in the soap shop!

So, it depends.

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